In the past several days, arrest raids have taken place against Palestinians in Nablus, al-Khalil, and Bethlehem. 10 Palestinians were seized in the early hours of Sunday, October 6, by occupation forces in al-Khalil and Bethlehem, including two children, Amir Zayyah, 15, and Ziyad Subaih, 15. On Thursday, October 3, Jihad Omar As-Seer, 14. was seized by occupation forces in Bethlehem. On early Monday, arrest raids continued in Abu Dis, Dheisheh refugee camp, and Jenin.
On Friday, October 4, occupation forces launched a series of raids in the Nablus area, ransacking the office of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and arresting Zaher al-Shishtary, a spokesperson for the PFLP, as well as Yousef Abu Ghoulmeh of Beit Furik, Mohammed Shatawi of al-Ain refugee camp, and Thabet Nassar of Madama. The Israeli occupation forces stormed the office of the PFLP in Nablus and confiscated its contents and computers.
Emad Abu Rahma of the PFLP said that “the arrests will do nothing but make us more determined to continue the struggle to end the occupation and achieve our people’s goals of return and self-determination.”